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Open Forensic Science in R

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About

This project was funded by rOpenSci through their Research Fellowship program.

Topics Covered

  • Validation of DNA Interpretation Systems
  • Firearms
    • Bullets
    • Casings
  • Latent Fingerprints
  • Shoe Outsole Impressions
  • Trace glass evidence (chemical composition)
  • Decision-making in Forensic Identification Tasks

Future Topics

  • Toolmarks
  • Handwriting
  • DNA Mixture Interpretation
  • Digital Evidence: Online Behavior

Contribute

Please make a pull request or file an issue if you would like to make a contribution to Open Forensic Science in R.

Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By contributing to this project, you agree to abide by its terms.

Build the book

To build, clone or download this repository at the "Clone or download" button at the top of the page. Then, open index.Rmd in R or RStudio, then run:

# install bookdown pkg from CRAN
install.packages("bookdown")
# or install dev version from Github
# devtools::install_github("rstudio/bookdown")
rmarkdown::render_site(output_format = 'bookdown::gitbook', encoding = 'UTF-8')

Other R Resources

Please see the current draft of the CRAN Task View for Forensic Science. Contributuions are welcome!

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